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Submitted: June 22, 2001

Robert Neilson and Joan Neilson, et al. (Appellants) appeal from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (trial court) which affirmed the decision of the Zoning Hearing Board of Mt. Lebanon (Board) granting variances to Reed Coyle (Coyle) from Sections 102 and 701.1.13 of the Mt. Lebanon Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance). The effect of the variances is to permit Coyle to construct a residential dwelling on his property even though the property does not front on a public road. We affirm.

The facts in this case as found by the Board are as follows. Coyle is the owner of property in an area of Mt. Lebanon zoned R-2, single family dwellings. The property is an unimproved parcel identified as Lot No. 765 in the Sunset Hills Plan of Lots No. 3 in the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds Office. The lot is bounded on the west by Gypsy Lane, on the east by three lots and on each other side by other lots in the same plan. Gypsy Lane, dedicated for public use in the original plan, was never accepted by Mt. Lebanon and is a private street. Although Gypsy Lane is an improved road it is not improved to municipal standards. Because the Ordinance does not permit development of residential lots which do not front a public street, dedicated for public use and improved to municipal standards, Coyle applied to the Board for variances from sections 102 and 701.1.13 of the Ordinance. Section 102 of the Ordinance defines “lot” as follows:

 
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